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Church-Based Social Relationships and Change in Self-Esteem Over Time

Publication Abstract

Krause, Neal. 2009. "Church-Based Social Relationships and Change in Self-Esteem Over Time." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(4): 756-773.

This study has two goals. The first goal is to see if church-based social relationships are associated with change in self-esteem. Emotional support from fellow church members and having a close personal relationship with God serve as measures of church-based social ties. The second goal is to see whether emotional support from fellow church members is more strongly associated with self-esteem than emotional support from secular social network members. The data come from an ongoing nationwide survey of older adults. The findings reveal that having a close personal relationship with God is associated with a stronger sense of self-esteem at the baseline and follow-up interviews. In contrast, emotional support from fellow church members was not associated with self-esteem at either point in time. However, emotional support from secular social network members is related to self-esteem at the baseline but not the follow-up interview.

PMCID: PMC2839244. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States of America.

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